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Postsecondary Technology Tools for Learning
Why Is It Important? AT helps students with learning differences be more successful in college. Students report that AT resources help them learn more effectively and efficiently, making learning less stressful. Students who use AT in high school are more likely to use AT in college.
Speech-to-Text Software Install on your computer You talk, it types Example: Dragon Naturally Speaking Watch the demo online Watch the demo online
Smart Pens Ballpoint pen with embedded digital audio recorder Synchronizes written notes on special paper with audio recording Example: Livescribe See it in action online (Scroll down and click on the videos.) See it in action online
Text-to-Speech Software Install on your computer and control via floating taskbar Reads text aloud to you Many other features such as dictionary, phonetic spell checker, screen masking, and converting to mp3 files Example: textHELP Learn more online
Classmate Portable audio book player Reads aloud while highlighting text on screen Includes integrated dictionary, voice or text notes, highlighting, and bookmarking passages Watch the guided tour online Click on Features/Specs; scroll down and click the guided tour link in the right margin Watch the guided tour online
Laptop Computers Netbook Smaller and lighter than a traditional laptop to increase portability Less power and fewer features than traditional laptop, with focus on basic functions Tablet PC Display panel swivels and folds down to allow touchscreen interface Stylus input allows for handwriting on screen instead of typing
Portable Tablets Smaller and lighter than laptops and netbooks to increase portability Numerous apps for different types of supports as needed
Research Select one of the following AT items to explore on your own and share with class in the next session. iPod iPad Audio recorder Smart pens Netbooks Smartphone Speech-to-text software Inspiration graphic organizer software Other
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